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Check out the latest blogs from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce CEO, economic development and public affairs teams.

Special Session: Impact of K-12 lawsuit on Arizona education

Gov. Ducey called the legislature into Special Session to consider a proposal to increase educationfunding by $3.5 billion.

Congressional conversations dominate Chamber’s DC trip

12-member delegation connected with D.C. officials, our Arizona congressional delegation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Brand-building the great state of Arizona

As Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, several Arizona mayors and state business leaders returned from a trip earlier this month nurturing...

10/27/2015

State Board of Education votes to repeal Common Core

This motion aims to remove controversy that surrounds ACCRS from the discussion and maintain the focus on Arizona students.

AzMERIT: Measuring students’ progress and furthering expectations

As we await the results of our children’s math and reading scores on the state’s first-ever AzMERIT test, we should...

10/13/2015

Arizona’s economic forecast: Sunny with a good chance of steady growth

Everybody likes good news, especially when it’s good news about our local economy. During last week’s Economic Outlook 2016, presented...

10/06/2015

Applauding Gov. Ducey’s strong vision for Arizona

I’m a firm believer in giving credit to where credit is due. Hitting the ground running on day one, Gov....

09/22/2015

Education Update: More options are better than none

After a tough budget year, many in the community believe that additional funding is needed in Arizona’s K-12 school system.

Forward Progress

In the first six months of 2015, our team of Economic Development Specialists and our partners at the Arizona Commerce...

08/25/2015

Rulemaking at its worst: Citizens Clean Elections Commission

The Clean Elections Commission heard opposition on a proposal that aims to gain more transparency from “dark money” groups.